Officials say CBJ needs alternate water supply

By May 31, 2011Uncategorized

The City and Borough of Juneau’s recent study of whether to reopen the AJ Mine put a spotlight on the city’s drinking water supply. The old mine’s ore body sits adjacent to, atop and below the city’s main water source, Last Chance Basin. Opponents of rekindling the mine say it would put Juneau’s drinking water in jeopardy.

As Casey Kelly reports, one former city official and one who’s retiring soon think the city should explore alternative water supplies regardless of whether the AJ moves forward.

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